HVAC Savings Estimator Tools

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Proposals for energy efficiency measures are more likely to be approved if they contain statements and/or data about the benefits that the customer will realize.  The HVAC value proposition includes such benefits of comfort, productivity, reliability, indoor air quality, some of which are difficult to quantify.  HVAC efficiency measures can and often do contribute to the above list of benefits, but they add "lower utility bills" which can be quantified within reason.  It is our hope this directory of estimation tools will help improve your proposals, whether you are a contractor or a facility manager making a sale to your management.

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Boilers
Commercial Benchmarking & Whole Building Energy Use Simulation
Commercial Heat Pumps
Economizers - Ventilation Control Strategies
Energy/Heat Recovery Ventilators (ERV/HRV)
Residential
Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator
Variable Frequency Drives (Commercial)
Whole Building
Whole House

Boilers

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ToolsPriceUsed by
Department of Energy - Commercial BoilersFreeBuilding owners
Facility engineers
Energy managers

Commercial Benchmarking & Whole Building Energy Use Simulation

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ToolsPriceUsed by
BuildingAdvice (offered by AirAdvice)Starting at $3,000Commercial HVAC contractors
FreeBuilding designers
Carrier Hourly Analysis Program Simulation SoftwareFirst year license - $1,495
Subsequent renewals - $295
Consulting engineers
Design/build contractors
HVAC contractors
Facility engineers
ComfortMaxx HVAC Performance Testing SoftwareStarting at $180/mo.Commercial HVAC contractors
DOE-2FreeEngineers
Researchers
ENERGY STAR Energy Savings CalculatorsFreeDepends on calculator used
ENERGY STAR Portfolio ManagerFreeCommercial HVAC contractors
EnergyPlusFreeEngineers
Architects
Researchers
Building designers
eQUEST - the Quick Energy Simulation ToolFreeBuilding designers
HVAC OpCostFreeHomeowners
Residential HVAC contractors
HVAC Service Assistant Technicians
Service managers
Sales managers
Facility managers
SPARKFreeResearchers
Trane TRACE 700 (Trane Air Conditioning Economics)$1,995 for first license
$995 for additional licenses
Building designers

Commercial Heat Pumps

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ToolsPriceUsed by
Department of Energy - Commercial Heat PumpsFreeBuilding owners
Facility engineers
Energy managers

Economizers - Ventilation Control Strategies

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ToolsPriceUsed by
Honeywell ECC - Commercial RTU Economizer/DCV/EER Savings EstimatorFreeFacility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors

Energy/Heat Recovery Ventilators (ERV/HRV)

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Residential

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ToolsPriceUsed by
AirAdvice for Homes Residential HVAC contractors
ComfortMaxx HVAC Performance Testing SoftwareStarting at $95/mo.Residential HVAC contractors
ENERGY STAR Energy Savings CalculatorsFreeResidential HVAC contractors
Goodman Mnf. Residential Energy Savings CalculatorFreeHomeowners
HVAC OpCostFreeHomeowners
Lennox Residential Energy Savings CalculatorFreeHomeowners

Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator

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Variable Frequency Drives (Commercial)

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ToolsPriceUsed by
ABB VFD Pump and Fan Energy Savings CalculatorsFreeFacility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors
Honeywell ECC - Energy Savings and Payback CalculatorFreeFacility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors
Honeywell ECC - Quick Savings EstimatorFreeFacility engineers
Energy managers
Commercial HVAC contractors

Whole Building

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ToolsPriceUsed by
EnergyProNon-residential HVAC modules starting at $260Contractors
Premium Efficiency Cooling ProgramFreeContractors
Facility Managers

Whole House

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ToolsPriceUsed by
EnergyProModules starting at $100Home performance contractors
OptiMiserVaries; starting at $25 per useHome performance contractors
Snugg Pro$30 per useHome performance contractors
TREATStarting at $495Home performance contractors
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